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Course CodeCourse NameVenueDayStart TimeEnd TimeStart DateEnd Date  
23EN501FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryTue12:00 PM2:30 PM09/01/202409/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23EN503FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryMon6:30 PM9:00 PM11/09/202318/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23EN504FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2ENDERBY ADULT LEARNING CENTREWed6:00 PM8:30 PM25/10/202308/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB504FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryTue6:30 PM9:00 PM16/01/202409/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB508FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryMon9:30 AM12:00 PM08/01/202408/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB537FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2LOUGHBOROUGH MOIRA CENTREWed9:30 AM12:00 PM25/10/202308/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23MH503FEnglish - Functional Skills, Entry LevelMARKET HARBOROUGH SYMINGTON BUILDINGMon12:45 PM2:45 PM23/10/202324/06/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23MH505FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2MARKET HARBOROUGH SYMINGTON BUILDINGMon9:30 AM12:00 PM23/10/202329/04/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN502FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2HINCKLEY LIBRARYFri10:00 AM12:30 PM15/09/202322/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN504FEnglish - Functional Skills, Entry LevelHINCKLEY LIBRARYWed9:30 AM12:00 PM08/11/202319/06/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN505FEnglish - Functional Skills, Entry LevelCOALVILLE LIBRARYMon12:00 PM2:30 PM06/11/202324/06/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN511FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryMon6:30 PM9:00 PM11/09/202322/04/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN512FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryWed6:00 PM8:30 PM13/09/202320/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN513FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryTue12:00 PM2:30 PM12/09/202319/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN521FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2COALVILLE LIBRARYTue12:30 PM3:00 PM24/10/202307/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN524FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryThu6:00 PM8:30 PM18/01/202411/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23WG528FEnglish - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2WIGSTON MAGNA LIBRARYFri10:00 AM12:30 PM15/09/202322/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info

If you are not sure which is the right course or level for you we can give you free, impartial 1:1 information and advice on learning and work to help you choose the best course. Please call us on Freephone 0800 988 0308 and ask for one of our advisers to contact you.

More information about this Course

01. Who is this course for?
You will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan based on your interests and needs. The course will help you to develop confidence and skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course activities and materials will link to everyday life and work experiences. Entry Level courses are delivered in a classroom over 30 weeks. You will be entered for the assessments when you are ready. Entry Level assessments take place in class time. Level 1 and 2 courses are delivered either in a classroom or online over 24 weeks. The speaking and listening and reading exams take place during the 24 week programme, with the writing exam taken after the final session. All Level 1 and Level 2 learners on classroom and online courses will be required to attend one of our centres to take exams Functional Skills English qualifications are recognised by employers and a Level 2 qualification, is an equivalent skill level to GCSE English.

02. What will I learn?
The course will be Functional English, which means developing the English skills you need for everyday life and work. This may include: understanding different reading materials e.g. adverts, newspaper articles, instructions and information; writing different types of text e.g. notes, letters, filling in forms, emails, memos and reports; spelling, punctuation and grammar; speaking and listening skills.

03. How will I learn?
Learners who regularly complete homework have the greatest success rates. Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded regularly in a number of ways. For example: being able to apply your skills in everyday life; achievement of targets in your individual learning plan; feedback from your tutor.

04. What will I need to bring?
Pen and paper and a folder to store your work. For online courses, you will need a laptop/PC or tablet computer, a good internet connection and be a competent user of IT. Smartphones are not suitable devices to use to study these courses.

05. What skills or experience do I need?
You must complete an assessment to establish the level you are working towards and attend a meeting with a member of the Skills for Life team to discuss your individual needs and the course appropriate for you.

06. How will I be assessed?
Pearson Functional English Entry Levels 1,2 and 3; Levels 1 and 2. At each level there are 3 separately-assessed elements: Speaking and Listening; Reading and Writing. To gain a full award at any level all 3 assessments must be achieved.    

08. How will I be supported in my learning?
Once you start, if you have further queries and/or support needs, please talk to the tutor. We also offer support to help people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, health problem or mental health difficulty that may affect your learning or participation, please contact us for further advice.

For More Information And How To Enrol
If you need more information, want to discuss levels and course content, or wish to enrol, you can call into our local centres or call our Enrolment Team. If you need help with your choice of learning, training, career, work and life goals, please book an appointment with one of our Learning for Work Advisors who can provide free, 1:1, impartial advice. Call our FREEphone 0800 988 0308.

Online Learning
If you are enrolling for an online course: It is important to check that you have suitable equipment and software and the digital skills to take part. You will be required to attend an online induction session to introduce you to the applications you will use whilst studying online. You will also need a reliable internet connection to participate in this course. If you are not sure about the requirements or have any queries or questions please get in touch with our enrolment staff using the contact details provided. Please note that online courses may be recorded and shared with adult learning staff for quality assurance purposes.

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